August 2020 - In This Issue:
Dear CEO's,

As we enter the month of August, and we reflect back on our last newsletter, we recognize that our expectations of returning to a more typical routine may once again be delayed. We continue to live with great uncertainty as Covid-19 continues to impact all of our lives. Your resiliency and ability to quickly transition your organizations is inspiring to us, your investors. This month we have collected articles on leadership during a crisis, as this pandemic extends longer than many of us expected.

Given the newsletter is now monthly, we will continue to update the Slack channel and Google calendar with events and articles on an ongoing basis, so please sign on to those for timelier updates.    

Wishing you well, 
Golden Seeds Investor Network
Helpful Articles & Resources
Technologies for Returning to Work
Check out these 8 technologies for safely reopening physical offices. Companies should consider these tech-enabled factors to maximize employee safety and productivity. 
Cash Needs During Covid-19
As businesses manage the safety of employees and consumers, day-to-day operations, investor responsibilities and government obligations, the key tool to meet these challenges is sufficient cash flow. Read this EY article on how to better satisfy your cash needs during Covid-19. 
How to Close Deals During the Pandemic
To keep closing deals, try sticking to the following steps. These pieces of advice from HBR can help you deliver a sales pitch that will keep your prospect's attention. 
Covid-19's Impact on Startups 
What are the lessons we can draw on to help startups succeed during this pandemic? By examining which company's are winning and which company's are struggling, we can learn important trends. Click here to read more. 
Leadership During Turbulent Times
It may help to analyze what your brain is going through in order to watch out for mental portholes that might derail the decision-making capabilities that are critically needed today. Look out for these  mental traps that can keep you off balance. 
Reimagine  Work
As we look beyond the pandemic, organizations have a great opportunity to reimagine the way we work. These human traits can help unleash potential. And keeping these traits at the center of decision making will help companies succeed. 
How CEOs Think
Here from the Founder and CEO of Trulia on the 5 pivotal mind shifts a founder will need to make in order to successfully transition from founder to CEO...and beyond. Read the article here
Companies in the News
MeetElise, real estate's leading AI leasing agent, raises Series A funding round led by Navitas Capital. MeetElise streamlines the leasing process for multifamily communities. Read the article here
Donde Search, which transforms the online shopping experience using a breakthrough AI visual discovery technology, announced it has partnered with Garmentory, the online destination for emerging and contemporary fashion to power AI visual discovery. 
OtoNexus Medical Technologies announces additional funding round. The new funding will enable the company to finalize product development and testing for market introduction. Link to article. 
Open Road Integrated Media gets featured in this article on why no publisher is likely able to build what Open Road has built. Check out the article here
BentoBox helps restaurants become empowered by their presence and profits. Krystle Mobayeni joins Yahoo Finance's On The Move to discuss the company's new launch Door-to-Door. Click image to watch. 
Are you in the news? Let us know! Please email your Newsletter feedback and suggestions to Matias Healy.  
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